Definition of Complaining

1. Adjective. Expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment. "A complaining boss"

Exact synonyms: Complaintive
Similar to: Fretful, Querulous, Whiney, Whiny, Protestant
Antonyms: Uncomplaining



Definition of Complaining

1. Verb. (present participle of complain) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Complaining

1. complain [v] - See also: complain

Lexicographical Neighbors of Complaining

complacencies
complacency
complacent
complacential
complacently
complain
complainable
complainant
complainants
complainaunt
complained
complainer
complainers
complainest
complaineth
complaining
complaining(a)
complainingly
complains
complaint
complaintful
complaintive
complaints
complaisance
complaisances
complaisant
complaisantly
complaisantness
complaisaunce
complanadine

Literary usage of Complaining

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1824)
"Basil Cochrane, complaining of the irregular and oppressive mode of doing business, as pursued by the Victualling Board. The petitioner stated, that he had ..."

2. The Lancet (1842)
"For four months she had been complaining of palpitations, some cough, and other symptoms, not sufficient to force her to leave her service, as I understand; ..."

3. The Puritans: Or, The Church, Court, and Parliament of England, During the by Samuel Hopkins (1860)
"THE COUNCIL WRITE TO HIS GRACE AND THE BISHOP OF LONDON, Complaining THAT GOOD MEN ARE PUT OUT OF THE MINISTRY AND BAD ONES PUT IN. ..."

4. American Book Prices Current (1917)
"Complaining because Morris had countermanded the order for wagons to carry the State papers from Baltimore to Philadelphia. Morris, H., Jan. 16, '17. ..."

5. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"How thou movest! By thine impulse— With no wing! Fairest thing The wide sea shows meJ On and on O white brother! Art thou gone! OLD MEN Complaining First ..."

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